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Ousted
by Alex Magno - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
There are probably many more polite ways of putting it. The Philippine Senate, after all, is a most polite institution.
$80 per barrel
by Alex Magno - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In case you have been too distracted the past few days to notice, international prices for crude oil has climbed up above $80 per barrel. Expect pain at the pumps the next few weeks.
Benham
by Alex Magno - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A year ago, a large underwater plateau east of Luzon was recognized as an area over which the Philippines exclusively enjoys sovereign rights. The recognition was a source of national celebration.
Manageable
by Alex Magno - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Governments need to borrow all the time, mainly to maintain enough fiscal space to do its work and, at times, to stimulate the economy.
Acoustics
by Alex Magno - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
It can only be described as “populist acoustics,” the cynical sounds that emanates from Sen. Bam Aquino.
Unilateralism
by Alex Magno - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
It was not surprising that Donald Trump withdrew the US from the multilateral deal with Iran intending to wean away the Islamic State from the development of nuclear weapons.
Drowned
by Alex Magno - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, President Duterte assured the nation’s schoolteachers he would work for an increase in their salaries.
Disruptive
by Alex Magno - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, hosted by the Philippines, ends today.
AI
by Alex Magno - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
All the acrimonious arguments that pervaded the last celebration of May Day are probably obsolete. They resemble a debate on the Titanic moments before it hit an iceberg.
Summits
by Alex Magno - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The optics was compelling. This has to be the summit of the century – or at least the century so far.
Undiplomatic
by Alex Magno - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
What were they thinking?
Imprudent
by Alex Magno - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino offers what is yet the weakest defense for his cousin and namesake’s handling of the now controversial Dengvaxia purchase.
Snag
by Alex Magno - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The momentum toward peace in the Korean peninsula could hit a snag if hawks in the Trump administration have their way.
Overheating
by Alex Magno - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a downside to rapid economic expansion. Improperly managed, an extended period of rapid growth could lead to what economists call “overheating.”
Endo
by Alex Magno - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
As we near Labor Day, expect the unions to step up street actions clamoring for an unrealistic policy on contractual labor.
Acoustic
by Alex Magno - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
It was not the assault many of us might have expected, considering the verbiage that preceded it.
Satisfied
by Alex Magno - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Those who wish to see President Rodrigo Duterte’s survey ratings fall, thereby weakening his grip on power, will have to work a lot harder.
Conspirators
by Alex Magno - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday gave us a peek into the Blue Ribbon Committee report on the Dengvaxia mess.
Delay
by Alex Magno - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Abolish
by Alex Magno - April 7, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte should go beyond just disbanding the NFA Council, a strange contraption that usurps the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.
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